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Re: Just ordered new instrument

I'm curious - do turntable controllers consider the needle? I imagine
a good turntable controller must have some sort of touch screen for
the left hand, where you can "drop the needle" in different parts of a
visual representation of the sound file.

When I was a turntablist, I often thought of producing a record for
other turntablists. (There's a name for those, I just can't think of
it now.) Mine would've had one side be just locked grooves of
chromatic and diatonic scales, so that one could play the turntable as
a melodic instrument by dragging the needle across the grooves. Side 2
would've been split between sounds that scratch well (such as a person
going "sssssss", "fffffffff" and "Shhhhhhh") and singular drum sounds
that could be combined/looped to make rhythms.

...but I didn't have the idea until I was already migrating to drum
machine, and I didn't know many turntablists at the time.

Matt Davignon
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On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 8:10 AM, Rainer Straschill
<moinsound@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Rick Walker schrieb:
>> I remember seeing Portisehead years ago where he
>> had gone in and tracked individual tracks (like solo harmonica),
>> pressed to vinyl and the scratched and pitch shifted it in to
>> live tracks in a really amazing way.
>> I remembered thinking
>> 1) what a totally cool concept:   create your own 'scratcheables'
>> and
>> 2)  WOW!! you have to have a lot of money to do this.
> The solution that might have been used here is Final Scratch or a
> competitor, where you use special timecode records, then send that 
> timecode
> audio to a specific software, which you then use to playback any audio 
> file
> according to how you move your vinyl. And while it's not as inexpensive 
> as
> 200 bucks (and you still need your turntable, which you already have as a
> scratcher usually), it's not in the WOW!!/break your bank price range.
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